Pedro Pascal is a Chile-born American actor. He made his name as Oberyn Martell in the fourth season of HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones and as Javier Pea in Netflix’s biographical crime series Narcos.
Pascal has been playing the show’s main character, The Mandalorian, on the Disney+ Star Wars series The Mandalorian since 2019. He is also playing the same character in the spin-off series The Book of Boba Fett. In the 2023 HBO drama series The Last of Us, he played the main character, Joel.
Pascal has also been in movies like “The Adjustment Bureau,” “The Great Wall,” “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “The Equalizer 2,” “Triple Frontier,” “Wonder Woman 1984,” and “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.”
Early Years and Education
Jose Pedro Balmaceda Pascal was born in Santiago, Chile, on April 2, 1975. His mother, Verónica Pascal Ureta, was a child psychologist, while his father, José Balmaceda, specializes in fertility. Javiera, Nicolás, and Lux Pascal, a Chilean actor, and transgender activist, are his three siblings.
Pascal’s mother was a relative of Andrés Pascal Allende, the nephew of socialist President Salvador Allende (via his sister Laura) and head of the Movement of the Revolutionary Left, an urban guerrilla movement dedicated to the downfall of Augusto Pinochet’s military regime.
Pascal asserts that his parents were committed Allende supporters and members of groups that battled against Pinochet’s regime. In response, nine months after Pascal’s birth, his family fled to the Venezuelan Embassy in Santiago, Chile. Later, they were granted political refuge in Denmark. Pascal grew raised in Orange County, California, and San Antonio, Texas after his family immigrated to the United States.
By the time he was eight, his family could go back to Chile often to see his 34 first cousins. When he was younger, Pascal was an accomplished swimmer.
At age 11, he competed in the Texas state championships, but he stopped when he started taking drama classes. He graduated from the Orange County School of the Arts in 1993. He then attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated in 1997.
Is Pedro Pascal Gay?
No, Pedro Pascal is Not Gay and His Sexual Orientation is Straight. Pascal has been a supporter of LGBTQ+ rights for a long time, and his Instagram page shows that. Because his sister, Lux Pascal, is transgender, he is very close to the community. Pascal played Oberyn Martell, a bisexual character on the HBO show Game of Thrones.
Around that time, a Reddit group called “Gay for Oberyn” appeared, which seemed to be made up of straight men. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2017, Pascal said he was flattered and “It’s so great. I believe that everything exists on a continuum. Even straight men can and do like other men. It doesn’t make them either gay or bisexual. I felt very honored.”
He went on, “The guys who made fun of me in middle school in Corona del Mar probably like me now. Maybe they liked me back then, which is why they were mean to me.”
Pascal doesn’t say much about his romantic relationships, so we can only confirm one. In 1990, when they were both on Law And Order, Pedro Pascal and Maria Dizzia, who is now on Orange Is the New Black, went out for a short time.
Pascal seems to be a very private person. We don’t know much about his love life right now, but at least we know he’s never been married since there’s nothing in the public record to say otherwise.
Many rumors have been spread about Pedro Pascal’s relationships with famous women, some of whom he has worked with. We look into the talk to find out what’s really going on.
In 2014, Pascal and his co-star on “Game of Thrones,” Lena Headey, were seen together quite often. The two acted in a few scenes together on the HBO fantasy drama, and when they weren’t filming, they were seen together in public. Even though they seemed to like being around each other, there is no evidence that they were romantically involved.
Headey’s announcement in February 2015 that she was expecting her second child added to the confusion. People thought that Pascal might be the father. Headey didn’t say who her daughter’s father was in public until she was 2 years old.
In an interview with the New York Times, Headey later said that the girl’s father was her now-husband, Dan Cadan, a filmmaker she had known since they were kids. That sure put an end to those rumors.
Sarah Paulson, who has been a friend of Pascal’s for a long time, was said to be another famous actress he dated. The veteran of American Horror Story has been friends with Pascal for a long time, and it was because of him that Pascal was cast as Oberyn Martell in the first place.
Since they met when they were teenagers in New York City, it’s no surprise that they often walk the red carpet together. Even though there were rumors that they were dating, they are just friends. Paulson is with her partner Holland Taylor, with whom she has been in a relationship since 2015.